April 24, 2015

Because it's stupid and shows no creativity whatsoever?

Here's Marvel's Fabian Nicieza on the X-Men's Iceman coming out as gay:

Yeah, a mutant who's been an outcast his entire life and has dealt with the hate and suspicion that comes with it has been hesitant to admit ... his sexuality??

Gee, let's see, which is more socially unacceptable -- being a mutant with powers vastly more powerful than that of a normal person, or being a guy who likes other guys?

Gimme a royal break.

And here's Joe Quesada, former Marvel EiC:

Not at all. What it does do, though, is make so-called creators lazy, politically correct, and stupid.

Posted by Hube at April 24, 2015 04:50 PM | TrackBack

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"How u can call yourself an #XMen fan and bitch about a story exploring exclusion and uncertainty through sexuality is absolutely beyond me."

How can someone who claims to be a writer defend writing shortcuts and lazy political correctness is absolutely beyond me.

"And how does Bobby’s being gay change him?"

Well, it retcons every single relationship he ever had. Seems like a pretty big change, Joey. In all honesty, I could've gotten behind this idea if it was done in a provoking and meaningful way, not "We're gonna rush this change through and make the SJWs happy" kinda way.

"Does it make him less of a hero, less of a person, less of a man?"

Wasn't that what Quesada said when he was defending Peter making a deal with Mephisto? ;)

Posted by: SpideyTerry at April 24, 2015 08:17 PM

Nice red herring there, Joe. The issue isn't with Bobby Drake being "less of a person" — it's with writers who lack the ability to convincingly get from Point A to Point B. It's about writers who just slap politically correct nonsense on the page and then expect fans to accept it with no questions asked.

No one cares about introducing a new gay character. They care about turning a character with a long history of being straight into a gay man in the blink of an eye.

Posted by: Douglas Ernst at April 24, 2015 09:37 PM

The same old thing as usual attack a persons character because they know they were caught with a cheap marketing stunt. Think about it, if marketing had nothing to do with it they would not leak this stuff out to begin with or use it for blatant hype.
I have no issue with the sexuality of a character but I do have an issue when the character has been changed radically for shock value. There could have been some build up to this and made it a real example of character building.

Posted by: truthwillwin1 at April 25, 2015 10:04 AM

It doesn't make any sense for Iceman to suddenly be gay. It's another PC stunt designed to appease the rabid SJWs. I'm not surprised they've pulled the "homophobia" card on people who call out Marvel on their PC hogwash.

Posted by: Carl at April 25, 2015 11:23 AM

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